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Schizophrenia and Post-Psychotic Adjustment

Exploring the components of comprehensive adjustment to life after having had a psychotic episode and diagnosis of schizophrenia.

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The components of comprehensive adjustment to life after having had a psychotic episode and diagnosis of schizophrenia is a relatively new concept. An expert describes the post-psychotic adjustment process is described in the Milestones of Recovery Post-Psychotic Recovery Model.

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